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Oct 15, 2012 10:30pm PDT
. city college of san francisco has 9 campuses in the city and serves approximately 100,000 students each year. the state has reduced funding to ccsf by core academic courses, provide work force training, provide an education that prepares students for 4 year universities, keep city college libraries and student support services open, keep technology and instructional support up to date, and offset state budget cuts. i'm here with alyssa messer, an english teacher at city college of san francisco. she's the ppt of aft2121, the faculty union, and a proponent of proposition a. also joining us is starchild, a local activist with the libertarian party of san francisco and a former candidate for the san francisco school board. he's an opponent of the measure. thank you both for taking the time to be with us today. >> thank you. >> alyssa, i'd like to give you the opportunity it share the thoughts of your position. >> so proposition a is a temporary 8-year, $79 parcel tax on properties in san francisco. and that money would go directly to supporting city college of san francisco. city coll
SFGTV2
Oct 16, 2012 8:00am PDT
to honor the tremendous work that happens in the city and also to honor the individuals who are responsible for some of that success. congratulations to all of our honorees. we're very grateful for your work. let's give a hand for them. [applause] the good government awards also support spur's good government work. it is a central part of our mission. our agenda is admittedly ambitious. we analyze every local measure on the san francisco ballot, which until recently was a pretty formidable task. we participate in most of the major issues of city government from pension and payroll tax reform to some of the most important discussions on how we fund a lot of our public services, whether that finding different revenue streams for our parks, are trying to find new ways to fund public transportation in the city. we're very happy to be working with mayor lee and the board to address a lot of these issues. this will clearly be a busy year for us. another component of our work is connecting the city's robuspro o assistance with our many business partners. this is a core part of mfac ori
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 2:00pm PDT
frequently which is the fact that our city is facing a $4 billion retiree health care liability, mr. mayor, what is your administration doing to address this challenge? >> thank you, supervisor chiu and thank you for raising this important question today. in our retiree health care obligation is something that i care deeply about and a challenge we must all tame take on together. this year the city will pay for the health care of our current retirees and while that number seems large and it is we have a more significant issue on the horizon, the unfunded cost of paying for health care for our current employees once they retire. the last time the city assessed our retirement health care obligation was in 2010 and the estimated unfunded liability was $4.36 billion. we have taken a number of important steps since then to begin to address our structural budget issues in 2008 the city passed proposition b, a charter amendment that lengthed the amount of time an employee must work for the city in order to receive city-sponsored retiree health care benefits. and requires that both the city and em
SFGTV2
Oct 15, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, sheriff and district attorney are elected in november of the same year. the city attorney and treasurer are elected in november of a different year. proposition d is a charter amendment that would change the election cycle for city attorney and treasurer so that these officers would be elected at the same time as the mayor, sheriff and district attorney beginning in 2015. i'm here with district 8 supervisor scott weiner, and dr. scott fauker, an opponent of proposition d >> let's start with you, supervisor. thanks for having me. proposition d is a good government measure that will increase voter turnout in our elections for city attorney and treasurer, two very important offices, and will also save the city 4.2 million dollars every 4 years. right now we elect our city attorney and treasurer in a very, very low turnout odd year election where they are the only two offices on the ballot. and turnout is always extremely low in that election. and it costs us over $4 million dollars to hold that election. proposition d would move the city attorney and treasurer elections to be on the same b
SFGTV
Oct 15, 2012 10:00pm PDT
city has to spend to deal with the 16 million tourists that come in every year. so that is another conversation that i think we need to have as well. as you can imagine, these are complicated issues, which is why it's taking me a little bit of time both to convene stakeholders and draft legislation, but i hope in the coming weeks and months that we'll have a proposal that we can all start talking about more publicly. >> thank you, president chiu. supervisor wiener? >> thank you. and i want to thank president chiu for his and his staff's hard work on this. i know there was a lot of dialogue and negotiation and i really appreciate that effort. i will be supporting the legislation today. i did initially have a concern with the original form of the legislation around the enforcement mechanisms and what that might end up looking like with our organizations that would immediately be able to run into court. and it just raised a red-flag for me, requiring administrative exhaustion so we can try to work things out within the city before allowing for a lawsuit. and hopefully we don't have ve
SFGTV2
Oct 16, 2012 11:00am PDT
generate revenue for the city more so than we are trying to figure out how to make sure that those uses are good uses for the people who use the parks . >> julian davis here. you know, i think we're seeing somewhat of a crisis in our parks and recreation department. i found that the department is severely mismanaged. we have synthetic fields going we have privatization and commercialization of our park spaces. we have rec directors being fired and park patrol officers being hired. we have onerous fees for access to community space, pricing community events out of our park spaces. the question is about whether particular conditions and limits we would put, i will give you a little sense of what will guide me in terms of my values and look closely at community people and people from community to be able to have access to our parks and recreation facilities. so if we're leasing spaces we need to make sure that is not to the detriment of folks who should affordably be able to take advantage of our park spaces. we have arboretum fees and i think these kind of policies are creating a less accessi
SFGTV2
Oct 16, 2012 12:00pm PDT
francisco using city taxpayer dollars to pay mtc for the cost of providing free muni service to young people in san francisco? in other words, if mtc isn't willing to do it on its own, should the city be paying more money into mtc to get the service out of mtc? >> as a last resort. that would be certainly the last way of funding it that i would look at. there is a continuity problem between the different transportation agencies that make it a little bit unworkable. at this present time i think one of the ways to deal with the issue is to see if the nuts and bolts of it can be tweaked a little bit to make it into a workable solution. maybe that may take a little bit more time, but i don't think as a sort of knee-jerk reaction we need to put the burden on taxpayers. with that being said it's vitally important for people to get around and especially those who can't afford and if you are consiration as well. again, the focus should be on tweaking the nuts and bolts of continuity issue to find a work-around there before putting the burden on the taxpayer. >> the former mayor of bodeg
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 11:30am PDT
emergency, even stay late because you have an impending deadline, that the city will reimburse you for that taxi ride home if your employer is participating. all county employees are in that program, just so you know. transportation system management, managing our streets as a multi modal network, making sure we are providing lots of options. one of these is bike share. land use options, probably one of the most overlooked elements of tdm project, but a very important one. how did we supply and manage parking at the land use approval level and how do we continue to monitor and enforce requirements that are put on new land uses when it comes to parking. finally, continuing to push the envelope, doing sector research, doing research whether it's about congestion management, trying out new partnerships with city partners and private partners. a key element of this project is convening a trio of transportation working groups with interested employers and institutions across the city. this tiers off a model used in other jurisdictions, including ours, which is known as a transportation
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
consulted with the city attorney's office and i have a duty of disclosure to make and while there might be a question on whether a conflict of interest is present, i think it's appropriate that i make sure that there's no appearance of inpropriet and i propose that i be recuse. >> move to recuse. >> it's been moved and seconded, all those in favor? >> aye. >> opposed, hearing none, it's ewe nan nows. >> thank you, commissioners and public, if i may, >> i'm sorry, commissioner sugaya? >> the firm that i work for did some historic analysis work for the tgpa for the plan, since this concerns generally shadows on parks and not the project itself, i don't believe i have a conflict of interest, and can be impartial and fair in decision-making, so i'm just revealing that fact. >> okay, with that, are there any other announcements for request for recusal? seeing none, commissioner, i just want to point out that for the public especially, the joint commissions will hold one public hearing for both items on the calendar and when you come up to speak, you will address both items because you'll onl
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 2:30pm PDT
neighborhood is that it's just over the border in daly city. daly city went through an extensive planning department and council review through ceqa and there was a traffic study done. so all of those documents are on file with the city of daly city. so the traffic impacts were studied in comparison, for instance to the former post office facility that was there. and found that the uses which are planned to be the towed cars, and other mta uses. for instance our training facility, possibly enforcement and other vehicles to be stored there. were actually similar impacts and spread over time. for instance the tow-trucks -- the towing facility starts behind the hall of justice. so that tow customers are able to pick up their cars there within the first 24 hours. then they are towed to -- at this current time -- to pier 70. they would, if this lease were approved be towed to 2650 bay shore, which is accessible by the t line and the 9 and 8 ax muni routes. while they operate 24 hours a day, they receive only 25 vehicles a day that would be put into long-term storage at the facility bo
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 4:00pm PDT
city hall where citizens can't criticize the corporations because the corporations paid for the chairs? not only is what they do in the public library, but they will tell you that to your face. instead of democrat ethics and accountable we have city hall politicians who see themselves as the only ones in the lifeboats. a society that is run without exits is a boat that will sink and society will fail. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker. >> members of board of supervisors ray, director of san francisco open government. thomas aquincas teaches that willful ignorance of what ought to know say mortal sin. the previous speaker has been coming here and talking about the friends for the past thee decades and i have only done it for a year. it's the ideal example of a private public partnership with no public component. i have documents from the chief financial officer of the library to sustainiate that. how can public people who have been given a public trust sit on a board and lie openly to the public, stating that money that is raised in the public's name is being expended and hav
SFGTV2
Oct 16, 2012 11:30am PDT
management of the city." if the city's growing liabilities outpace revenue, what poorly managed programs could be reformed or eliminated to help balance the city's budget. we would like to hear answers from mr. johnson, miss davis and miss olague. >> i will give you two examples of where he i would start to look. one we had with regard to the mta a major problem with work orders and waste and inefficiencies and we see other agencies basically cannibalizing muni. muni buss are being fixed with plastic bags and duct-tape. that kind of waste and inefficiency should be cut out of the system immediately. we need to look at our upper management fee schedules, including the highest paid police chief and some of the highest paid top brass at the police department. so i would start to look at our master fee schedules at the upper management levels where we can save some money. >> thank you. miss johnson? >> i agree with that, the sfmta is one of the areas where we found the department whose money was going places that nobody was looking for. that is what i'm trying to talk about. and you
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 3:30pm PDT
had discussion about shuttle buses and in the city we're see ang increase of the use of shuttle buses both within san francisco and those that commute to outside of san francisco. the shuttle buses clearly provide a real benefit around decreasing the amount of trips that are taken by automobiles. often people who choose to go on shuttles, if they didn't have a shuttle as an option would be in a car driving by themselves. so we know there is really great benefits to the shuttle system. we know we're seeing a proliferation of them and we don't quite have a handle in the city how to manage our shuttle -- the private shuttle fleets in the city, especially as they relate to public space that we have around muni stops. so rather than not look at how we can prevent the wild west of the shuttles to become what is happening in san francisco, it's best that we look at how we can manage that. today i am requesting the city attorney to help us draft a permit process to regulate shuttles in san francisco and colleagues, i would be very interested in having input from your offices to help man
SFGTV
Oct 15, 2012 11:30pm PDT
that building, and wouldn't be forced to relocation completely out of city. >> thank you. one of the things that i find interesting is when people talk about the african-american experience in san francisco and out-migration and one key point i hope to drive home, when we talk about economic development, we also talk about it in context of workforce development. when we talk about our budget situation where we are in the city, we also talk about cuts by virtue of simultaneously talking about revenue. when we talk about the african-american out-mike migration rarely do we talk about recruitment and retention. when we begin to talk to developers about who they use to market and where they market? that really has a significant impact as to which audience they are actually capturing? now if the city was truly interested in increasing the african-american population, then i would put that the city needs to take the initiative, as well as lead developers. when we are marketing these new rental units on the market, that we are advertising in ebony and essence and jet and some of the african
SFGTV2
Oct 16, 2012 8:30am PDT
can give more to the city, i will. thank you. [applause] >> they have extra photographers that travel with them. let's hear it one more time for jocelyn and her family. thank you very much. [applause] >> i graduated from the university of california berkeley with a degree in civil engineering. i started with the department of public works in 1984. in 2003, i was asked to come to san francisco public utilities commission to take the meat on the program. i'm responsible for all the large capital projects for water, waste water, and power. it's about $12 billion of capital projects. we have a lot of projects. our water system improvement program, 80 products that span seven counties. we have a staff of about 400 city employees and about 500 consultants. puc is really embracing technology. we wanted to make sure we really had a system that would elevate all issues so we could address them in a timely manner. as you know, time is money. we have a construction management information system. it is a great tool to help us address construction and make it successful, as it is today. cmi
SFGTV2
Oct 15, 2012 9:00pm PDT
state of california, and the city and county of san francisco, this past couple of years in the sonoma county as well and going back and representing the west tip as well. and i want to continue to make sure that we have a strong government, strong and effective state government. and i have talked about the governor nans issue, making sure that we let the majority rule so that we don't have the kind of stall mates that we find currently where the minority party can block what the majority wants to do and so we can have the democracy. i make the point that we didn't become the 8th or 9th largest economy in the world by chance. we became so because for generations we taxed ourselves appropriately and invested in some of the best public structures this world has ever seen, the best k-12 system, the most accessible and affordable higher education system so that children can pursue the hope and dream of a college degree. we invested in water system and transportation systems that works, parks that drew the best and the brightest from around the world so they could pursue their own here in t
ABC
Oct 16, 2012 6:00am EDT
a fire changed the city forever. a family stood up to drug dealers and their house was set on fire killing all 7. a decade later, what has changed. >>> ray lieu sis out for the season, what does this mean for the ravens? we will look at that, thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. let's get to a check of the forecast with lynette charles. things changed a lot over the course of 24 hours. >>> we had the rain in here and the cold front moved through. that's what you are talking about. we are brisk. temperature owings mills 47 degrees. we will have the winds picking up throughout the days out of the northwest, the north westerly wind is a chilly wind. 48 degrees now in monroe. dew points drying out, dew point 43. meyersville, last stop, temperature 49 with the dew point at 42, the winds northwest at 5-10 miles an hour. that's going to be the scenario for today. looking at maryland's most powerful radar, we have all the sweeps on scanning the skies to see if we will find rain. high pressure is going to do its thing, build in, we are
ABC
Oct 16, 2012 4:55am EDT
along, a 15 minute in to the city. as we check in and look at other drive times, 695, in great shape, no delays now on the outer loop from 95, up to 83, looking at the typical 11 minute ride. no delays top west side, you are going to be looking at an 11 minute ride as well on the outer loop from 795, towards 95. that's a look at the traffic. >>> coming up at 5:00, she has become the symbol for a better future for girls in a place where they don't have a lot of opportunities. >> a 14-year-old girl was shot by the taliban on her way to school, coming up. and work late, with not enough sleep in between. how you sometimes need to get over to that exit, like, right now. and how things aren't... just about you anymore. introducing the all-new, smart-sensing... honda accord. it starts with you. >>> owners of ereaders could be getting cash back, the refunds are part of a settlement in three book publishers, because there was a lawsuit that claims those companies concluded with the apple. no words on when the customers will see the refund. >>> nordstrom jumped in to the controversial sa
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 7:30am PDT
getting 12 plus parks, acres of new parkland which will reduce carbon dioxide in the city, it's going to help, san francisco led the way in the 20th century, this project and this infrastructure will ensure that san francisco leads the way for the nation and is a model for the nation and not just the nation but the world in the 21st century, we have 8 thousand plus new construction jobs, it will be generated from this project, 27 housing permanent new jobs as well as new housing, new units, new revenue for the city, i urge you, please support this project. thank you very much, bye-bye. >> thank you. >> hello, i'm julia sullivan speaking on baf of the member organizations of the san francisco housing action coalition and we strongly support the transit center district plan. i'm asking you the please approve the shadow budget for the transit sent ce -- center, it's important to remember that for the small additional shadows cast, the district provides enormous benefits to the city, this includes the creation of a five acre park and significant funding for the parks, the district p
SFGTV2
Oct 15, 2012 11:30pm PDT
unfortunate about all those is the city of san francisco has boycotted participating in those studies. san francisco says, wait a minute we have a unique responsibility here. we're the only city that stores our water in a national park so let's see how we can do better because we don't do a very good job. orange county recycles 30 million gallons of water a day, we recycle zero. we have a great opportunity to guarantee our water future and undo the damage to yosemite national park. >> sean, one point i know is the hydroelectric power generated by that dam, if i remember it's 41 million dollars? do i have my numbers right? >> there are a number of reasons why hetch hetchy is such a benefit to the city, not the least of which is that it produces carbon free public power to the city of san francisco. one of my favorite lines mike just used is this measure is about consolidating from 8 reservoirs to 7. another way to say that is to say this is about draining one of them, the hetch hetchy valley. have other studies said this is feasible? sure, just like tearing down city hall or knocking d
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 12:30pm PDT
friendship to this city which has been historic friendship and one of the most dynamic sister city relationships that we have, i noticed in our room we have other numbers of our other sister cities, manila and gosh, there's so many, cork, and other regions that also -- and our other council generals that are here today, thank you so much for coming and frn council blats for enjoying this moment, there is a lot to be gained by our sister city and especially with paris, i was informing the mayor of my first trip to paris, it's been my only trip which is why i have to go officially, but that was 1969 was my very first trip to pear ris as a high school student, as a high school choir of high school in seattle, we raised money all yearlong for us to go, i got to visit the jazz club along the river and then i got to hear for the very first time stevie wonder saying my shari amor in paris, look it up, that's why of course mayor dell way has invited me to be making my first official visit some time next year and certainly charlotte and tom and others have jumped on the occasion, matt and e
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 1:30pm PDT
congratulate unico for locating here in our very exciting part of our city, the international part where so many millions of visitors come every year. in fact, last year in 2011, over 16.3 million visitors came to san francisco and most of them found their way to unit square to the best shopping in the world. this is the center for arts and culture and of course it is our innovation capitol of the world and we are doing all of the right things to continue our success in the city. part of that success, is to work with great corporate citizens like unico and their efforts to make sure that they give their best effort to hire san franciscoans. today we celebrate not just a flag ship store but a store that has made corporate responsibility at the helm of their friend. there is over 500 people that they have already hired in this store. that is a fabulous contribution. they have worked that magic with our office of economic development, having spent weeks to train people who may not have gotten this opportunity. but for their out reach in this store, and then, they created a buzz and excitement
SFGTV
Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the city and county of san francisco. we will have presentations first. we may have questions from colleagues, including myself. and then we will open up for public comment. and this is a time to give feedback and also questions and concerns to us on the board. and then we'll continue the conversation after that. i also want to acknowledge that many of our residents have been writing to us about the outages, the electricity outages that have been going on the island. well, that's not the subject of the hearing today, i just want to let you know that that's something that our office is working on. we're convening the public utilities commission and the city administrator's office and tida to see what we can do to support the aging infrastructure through which our electricity runs through. as many of you know, this is the infrastructure that -- well, actually we haven't inherited yet, but it's currently owned by the u.s. navy. it's aging. they haven't put in the investment to improve it mainly because when the new development goes in, we're going to set up an entirely new grid for el
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 5:30am PDT
harrington and commissioner avalos and i am the guy disoghtd show up in city call and be the community whip but there is so much more of an organization beneath like that like i'm a small piece of the iceberg and over the years we have been working on this there are key groups and we wouldn't have gotten this done. early on green peace, sierra club, global exchange, and bright line project and a new one and a large group which is the first crystallization of organizations all around the bay area to push for local clean energy and local clean alliance and without that group we also wouldn't be here and i want to put out the kudos to all those folks. they did incredible work. as to next steps i think the measure that was passed at the board of supervisors on the 18th was exactly the right way to pass it, and i am glad the amendments that got passed got passed and the ones that didn't, didn't and i think it's important to recognize the concerns that the mayor is raising are valid concerns and want to make sure folks know that the advocates share the concerns and as i said in the
SFGTV2
Oct 16, 2012 2:00pm PDT
challenges of parking and driving in the city. however my primary means of transportation is bicycle and pedestrian. and of course living in this neighborhood, the nature of my job, i'm a freelancer, film editor and writer but i'm out a lot, 24/7, sometimes come home late. what i really like about this plan and i think it's very important and we have to stress that, especially late night, there's a lot of very fast traffic going down south street. it's like a freeway. with all due respect to the sfpd i've never seen anyone pulled over for speeding. when i've been on bicycles late at night or in day i've seen near collisions or drivers think they might want to stop at the argo station and they pull over. i strongly support the plan as it stands now on fell. also the same speeding problem on oak, even though it's flat, a lot of cars, it's a very wide boulevard and they've treating it like a freeway. so we need separated bikeways. there are compromises that everyone has to live with in this crowded neighborhood but i really urge that you implement this plan. thank you for your considera
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 8:30am PDT
, can someone tell me where those findings are written. >> john from the city attorney's office, in the agenda, there are two different sets of ceqa findings that are mentioned. there's one set of ceqa findings associated with a joint action which is to change the budgets, those are the ceqa findings that the planning commission adopted in may of this year as part of the transit center district plan. those are the same findings, so you're incorporating those by reference. the second set of ceqa findings that are mentioned are for the rec and park action only. those are unique to the transit center tower where -- that would be the first action, ceqa triggering action with regard to that project so that has a distinct set of findings. >> and will those findings come before us when we approve the tower, or is that strictly a rec park action? >> absolutely. there's a similar version, the one that recreation and park has today is tailored to that particular commission. you will have your own distinct set of findings, i believe the hearing is for next week. >> thank you. >> commissioner wu? >
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 9:00am PDT
in violation of 295, i want the city attorney to weigh in on that, i don't want to be in violation of those sections. >> john from the city attorney's office, if i could have a minute to review the letter which i just received and then i could respond to it. >> great, thank you, then let me ask staff for a minute and this would be the joint powers group, the rec and park department has a genuine concern about what ultimately happens with the open space and recreation facilities in the project. i know you can't answer that definitively today, i know we've had outside conversations about it, but i would like the record to reflect, if you can arrive at any conclusions about your recommendations about the disposition of those properties, you would come before our commission with that information. >> commissioner john ram with the planning department, we would certainly be happy to do that and we'll certainly have many discussion ins the disposition of those property ins the years to come. >> thank you very much, let me just make a couple of observations, i'm encouraged by the fact that
SFGTV
Oct 16, 2012 10:00am PDT
can focus in here. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday w
SFGTV2
Oct 16, 2012 4:30am PDT
, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it has a beautiful red rock formations. you could watch the sunrise over the bay. this is another one of our great lookouts. we are at mount davidson. 928 feet. this is the place for you to bring someone special. to not forget that dogs and enjoy all of the pathways and greenery that surrounds you. it provides a peaceful oasis of open space and great hiking trails. the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset with someone yo
SFGTV
Oct 15, 2012 9:00pm PDT
limited housing supply away from our city's residents. the legislate we have in front of us clarifies that corporate entitis can not skirt our laws, but signing long-term leases for planned occupancies of less than 30 days. that also strengthens the enforcement process by creating an administrative review hearing for the department of building inspection to reevaluate complaints and giving residents the ability to seek legal recourse through the assistance of non-profit organizations. i want to thank all of the stakeholders that my office has been working with starting with advocates for the tenants community, the san francisco tenants union, as well as representatives of tenants in the golden gateway, as well as in other neighborhoods. i know also there have been neighborhood associations that have v addressed my office and reached out to me. i want to thank the affordable housing alliance in addition, to the san francisco tenants union for their support. i should also mention that i have been convening a grouch stakeholders to address a separate set of challenges, associat
SFGTV2
Oct 15, 2012 9:30pm PDT
industry is a 16.7 billion dollar industry for the city and county of san francisco. 16.7 billion dollars. it employs 100,000 people in our city, and because of that sleeping giant, i am going to be creating quarterly meetings with the medical council to make sure that i support their research, their scientific discoveries and help grow this industry. because, by god, in our lifetime, this medical industry, this research, their association with ucsf, are going to create the solutions for the world in cancer, in arthritis, in autism, in all the diseases that have plagued us for many, many years. we continue it look forward to ways to showcase all of the amazing and creative and innovative things going on because we are in san francisco the innovation capital of the world. we have even declared the month of october not just orange playoff month, larry, also innovation month in our city. and so october we've opened up many, some 75 technology companies from central market to soma, are opening up their offices and many people walk in, letting people exchange ideas and see how these co
SFGTV
Oct 15, 2012 11:00pm PDT
the whole. and also the long-term view of housing here in the city. because there was the 10th and market project, i know started out as for-sale units and asked for a conditional use to be considered as rental units. you know, 55 laguna, the project i worked foreperson seven and a halfs and we sat with open houses and debated whether that should be 100% affordable low-income senior housing or not or mixed-use housing? recently those project sponsors came back and wanted to maybe sacrifice some of the middle-income affordable housing for the financing of the senior housing? so that is -- these debates are endless. so i think again it would help to have just, you know, more holistic approach to this whole thing. i don't think we have the appropriate analyses sometimes or least i didn't feel that way when we were approving project-by-project things. and i think there is always room to include more information. and so i don't think the conversation ends today. >> thank you, supervisor campos? >> thank you, you know, i have been on this board for four years now. and one of the things t
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what poor condition it's in, and the department of public works and the city don't just want to replace what's there now, we want to implement a complete street project that includes bicycle and pedestrian improvements, landscaping and street furnishings as well. to date we have held two gsin may and september. at the first meeting we developed goals for both the community and the city around second street. those goals include improving safety along the corridor for all users, providing a more attractive pedestrian environment, providing a dedicated bicycle facility and facilitating muni operations for both the 10 and the 12. and on the bicycle facility i'd like to point out although second street is an important bicycle route in the south of market area, on the southern end it connects to the port's blue greenway and the bay trail which runs through district 10 and on the north it connects to east-west bicycle routes that take bicyclists into districts tw and -- 2 and 5 as well. so it's really a key bicycle corridor for the city. at our community meeting in may, we also reviewe
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Oct 15, 2012 9:30pm PDT
simply no longer be living in the city or be living on the streets and of course we'll be putting city money into that money as it comes. thank you very much supervisor chiu for taking the lead of this legislation. >> great. let me ask are there any other members of public who wish to speak? mr. paul? >> good afternoon, supervisors. brad paul, speaking as an individual. and i don't want to repeat what you heard and i want to compliment supervisor chiu on his leadership and just remind us this is part of a larger issue. when with you were debating the twitter payroll tax break, there was a lot of discussion about that. and there are obviously some good things that came out of that. it's generating new jobs in the city, but you heard the downside that creates more pressure, especially the south of market and tenderloin markets in rents. also noted at the time puts pressure in two ways, one student housing and the other hotelization. thank you to supervisor [wao*-eufrpb/]'s leadership and your support. we did deal with the student housing problem a few weeks ago and today you have an
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hopefully create better polices around making sure that the needs of all people who live in the city are met, housing needs that is. >> thank you. supervisor campos? >> i just want to make a very brief point that i don't think that this dashboard is the panacea, but as supervisor olague says is another tool. having more information is helpful and if this were jobs and you knew that you needed to create x number of certain types of jobs, as you create each job, i think you want to keep track of how you are doing in that objective. that is what this is. simply providing that tool for us to know where we are, but in the end, the answer is not the tool itself. the tool simply helps you have the analyses to know how you are doing. >> thank you. and i did want to thank miss campbell fort great report and the data and analysis is really useful for us. so why don't we open this up for public comment? is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? please come forward. we have sue hester. >> sue hester. i would like to start with thanking supervisor olague and supervisor campos and anyo
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make the city of san francisco a much safer place for tourists tog visit. bicycle tourism is only going to increase whether we like it or not for the next years, for the next decades. so san francisco needs to "b1dkpare itself for the future. thank you. >> chairman nolan: thank you. next speaker. >> petere.d louderborn, stephanie wfkj sauw7- >> it's not in the richmond byx# serves our neighborhood greatly. if we're serious about getting people from the westú@k side to commute to the east side the most important route in that transportation corridor has to%m)php &c"p% be made amenable to the bikers. and if we're serious about having ajkyh 20% of our commuters doing it by bike we can't donf anddx[z most adventurous going up and down the big hills. using resources that are most effective for everyonq'2p>j4(p&c"p% we're strongly supportive of this plan and hope you approve it today. thank you. >> chairman nolan: thankcl next speaker please. >> good afternoon. my name is stephanieú@ tucker, i'm in supervisor olague's office here to suú:'pój our strong support for this project as we
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Oct 16, 2012 12:00pm PDT
at city hall this afternoon for stevens. he was one of four americans killed during the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. stevens glue up in the bay area, graduated from piedmont high school. the memorial is scheduled to begin at 4:30 in the city hall rotunda but the setup is already underway. this is from this morning. team coverage is today on account channel 2 news at 5:00. we'll also stream it live on ktvu.com. again the public is invited. >>> meanwhile, secretary of state hillary clinton is taking responsibility for security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the obama administration has been criticized for reportedly denying requests for increased security at the consulate prior to the attack. secretary clinton says she has appointed an independent panel to investigate the attack on the conse. >>> san francisco giants heading to the midwest now. bound for st. louis where they will play game three of the national league championship series tomorrow. new at noon, kristen is live at sfo where the giants took off to let us know how they are feeling for the
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program that will be cost effective. i think for the city's perspective it makes more sense for the transportation department to do this than to have police officers performing this function. and very strong just by the police department to off load this function. >> motion to approve. >> 7.5 and 6? >> we have not taken it yet. >> chairman nolan: okay. all in favor say aye. >> ayes. >> chairman nolan: 10.6. >> amending transportation code by adding section 912 to authorize to regulate vehicle pressc9v permits and amend 902 o toronto. >> good afternoon. chairman, directors, barry toronto. i used to have one of these press vehicle permits about 30ky the police department. so if i understand it, you're issuing separate press passes to individual workers, media workers and issuing vehicle passes. i think it's weird to separate the two but this is3<;6]ku whatg on. the problem is if you're going to charge a fee which has not going to be too exorbitant a fee you will be excluding certain outlets over others. so the problem is, how are you going to determine this as a media. somebody who do
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Oct 16, 2012 11:00am PDT
balancing priorities with broader needs throughout the city. so that's where that balancing priorities piece comes in. in terms of process efficiency, we know our program right now has some issues we need to address. it takes a really long time to get traffic calming in your neighborhood and there's a lot of confusion for residents where they stand, whether there's going to be something coming soon. also we have, the way our project currently works we end up promising more than we can deliver in a reasonable time frame so we wanted to look at those few things. so i'm going it talk a little bit about our area-wide approach to traffic calming and as an example, i have the silver terrace area. by doing an area-wide approach what we do is take several different applications and group them together and we want to look at those applications in the context of the whole neighborhood and make sure when we implement traffic calming we're not pushing problems from one straet to the next within a neighborhood. so we define the borders of an area-wide application based on where we think that divers
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. >>> san francisco city hall, it was one of the -- he was one of the four americans killed during the attacks by while in benghazi. the memorial is scheduled to begin at 430. >>> secretary of state hillary rodham clinton is taking responsibility. the obama administration has been criticized for reportedly denying questions prior to attack 275 posts, the president and the vice-president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >> hillary rodham clinton said she has appointed a panel to investigate the attack on the consulate. >> they are facing off in their second debate. coming up, we will have a different format on tonight's debate and president barack obama is stepping up his game. >> here in the bay area, the mountain view city council is appealing chick fillet restaurants. many who live near the proposed site are appealing. they say it will lead to more accidents with bicyclists. >>> right now they want to get an early morning look at the traffic. , here is sal. >>> up to the speed limit in these areas we can see a littl
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Oct 16, 2012 4:30am PDT
beautiful live look outside at the city by the bay on this october 16th. this is "today in the bay." >> hello tuesday morning. >> it is giants fever sweeping the area. good morning, everybody. >> lots to get to this morning including that giants coverage. first, let's check in with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> good morning to you, jon and laura. welcome back, jon. we've got a really good-looking day shaping up. temperatures are going to feel like summertime even in the city today where you're starting at 61 degrees. 58 in sunnyvale and 55 in san jose. today you might actually have to use your ac in parts of the bay area and we continue to climb in temperature all the way through thursday, so lots to talk about when it comes to your forecast. still have showers on that seven-day as well. stay tuned for that. 4:31. let's look at your morning drive with mike. >> a little easier to see the morning drive this morning. here's the san jose camera which was fogged in for much of yesterday's show but right now it's looking really clear th northbound 101 at 680. i do have
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Oct 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
businesses understand that, and we partner with a lot of organizations -- the city, the state of california, and now federal agencies, to be able to take advantage of a huge buying opportunity for small businesses, but one that they find very intimidating. sometimes it takes too long. it is too complicated. for real red tape of process is something less certainly exists with small businesses try to get into public contracts the work. those are two roles we play, separate from the access to credit roll. on the financing side, sba plays a role across a wide spectrum in terms of who we partner with and what kinds of loans sba is able to guarantee. we are not a direct lender or guarantee lender. we have a couple of program he says, just to give you a sense, and i will let eric talk about the microlending side, but we have a microloan program to deal with the early stage client looking for a small loan under $50,000, down to, really, $10,000. for those businesses that are not viable in any real way but have a great idea, have some abilities to show that they have a good plan and reall
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Oct 16, 2012 3:00pm PDT
from becoming the city controller. it's the civil grand jury. stick to your responsibilities. do those well before you start to get into things that are not within your core mission. >> supervisor campos. >> thank you, i just want to make a couple of points. one to the extent there is this conversation about the date of the information that was looked at by the civil grand jury. i think that the civil grand jury actually responded tothat information noting that it what they were trying to look at is whether or not there was a change in the trend that he we were seeing? and to the extent of the limitations that were imposed on the use of these accounts, the law passed doesn't address those limitations. so the point that has been made about the civil grand jury. i think there is a very important role for them to play and to the extent had a they are looking at the actions and activities of private businesses i think it's relevant for them to do that. because of a law that was passed by this board of supervisors and signed into law by the mayor, you have actions by private businesses that
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women who have been economically disadvantaged for generations here in the city. we need to provide jobs. with when we talk about green jobs of future and sustainable produce, we need to talk about how to feed the single mothers in those communities. we need comprehensive reforms to bring those disadvantaged communitis with us. we cannot provide those folks with jobs unless we reform our drug policies in san francisco, which essentially disadvantage and persecute young men of color who on a day to day basis are being subjected to the criminal justice system in a way that is not done by other members of our society. >> you have got another minute. [ laughter ] >> on a day to day basis what we're doing here in san francisco is we are disenfranchising folks and limiting their ability for future employment. once you have a conviction for a non-violent drug-related crime, your chances of getting a future employment are essentially nil. there was a research study published recently in a san francisco newspaper, that showed the rate of drug convictions dropped, and the violent crime here i
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Oct 16, 2012 8:00am PDT
about that. >> there is no specific definition of those terms. i don't know if the city attorney wants to comment. >> so, we didn't want to bother trying to -- >> that definition is up to the judgment of the commission. >> no, exactly, okay, well, thank you. i think it's very telling to look at the height that you would have to put the transit tower to not impact kind of the most impacted parks like st. mary's square, it basically says the tower in general is fairly infeasible if you went with an absolute no shadow load, it would be interesting and i thought it was be interesting to know what the shadow load was at the point where these sets were set in 1989 and i thought it was interesting that that original memo treated shadow load between 20 and 40% having the capability to observe more shadow. again, i'm not saying i know what the intent was of the writer's of the memo, i think one of the challenges is clearly there's no standard at which it's set, is it a shadow load impact? we have this criteria time of year, shadow location, and based upon those judgments in what we've seen in t
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Oct 15, 2012 6:30pm PDT
be on 3rd street, they don't have to be on tl. it's a safest place in the city. if we're in danger, let me know where i can go. we'll get in a boat if we have to. just let us know. thank you. >> thank you, ms. connolly. (applause) >>> hello, my name is la shandra price, i'm a resident of treasure island. most and foremost i am a concerned parent, also a member of good neighbors, also a member of treasure island health network. and i'm sorry that i have to stand here right now and have this conversation. i'm sorry that i've already been through this when i was living in hunters point. i'm sorry that i used to be a hazmat technician and [speaker not understood] any of these agencies had my family and my health in their best interest. it concerns me that -- and you couldn't even get with the ceo on the 5%. we're talking about 5% here. and they haven't even agreed on that. you have them saying one thing. you're telling me everything is safe. this is where i live. this is where my children are being raised. this is where i am concerned that my entire community is going to become one hug
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
more extraordinary that both of them are in the same city, san francisco so congratulations. [cheers and applause] so for context i just want to mention a few things and this is no news to all of you here in the room and the people standing up with me today, but today in america more than 10 million people are living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty and limited investment and opportunities for themselves and their children, and we know that one of the most important factors in determining the economic and financial success of peoples whether or not a child grows up in those high poverty neighborhoods? a. the fact that we can predict health, education outcomes of children based on the zip code, where they live is really a tragedy and it's not something that we as americans want to see as an outcome for the next generations and part of the obama's in fact and i have builds on this and the revitalization program and with choice neighborhoods including the planning grants we're announcing here in san francisco we intend to replicate that success across the count ree. as
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service. it will take place around 4:30 this afternoon in san francisco city hall in the rotunda. several hundred people are expected to attend. stevens was from the bay area, having lived in piedmont, graduated from cal and the uc hastings law school before entering the foreign service, eventually becoming the u.s. ambassador to libya. his brother and sister are supposed to speak at today's service. also in attendance, libya's ambassador to the united states, senator diane feinstein, and thomas pickering, the person who has been charged with investigating the security surrounding stevens the day he died. ambassador stevens and three other americans were killed during a september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and libya. yesterday his former boss, secretary of state hillary clinton, took responsibility for the security lapse, possibly in an attempt to shield her boss, the president, from further criticism, especially since he has a second debate tonight with governor mitt romney. secretary clinton points out that security is a state department responsibility, not a
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Oct 16, 2012 10:30am PDT
different types of traffic calming in the city and making sure that the way we prioritize and select projects meet the stated goals of the city and the sfmta and we're also looking into the process efficiency and making sure our delivery makes the best use of our limited resources. as has been mentioned, we currently have 3 tracks, the arterial and commercial, local and residential streets and schools. the local and residential program is application based and we get a lot of interest from residents around the city. over the years we have really focused most of our traffic calming dollars on that local category so as you can see in this
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Oct 15, 2012 7:00pm PDT
think that as a matter of policy for the city, i would rather err on the side of doing more than less. and, again, i just think that from my perspective, it's what i would want for my family. and, so, i don't know if that's possible, but i would simply urge the city to do that. i think it's money well spent. (applause) >> ms. brownell, if i have family and i lived on the island, obviously what i heard, if i was to make a request to dph or to i guess the appropriate agencies, would we be able to do additional assessments by request? is that something we can figure out a way to figure out a system for? >> we can certainly explore that idea. again, the california department of public health is the agency -- >> they're the ones that do that? >> -- that did those studies and we can talk to them about that concept. >> okay. i think that as much as we can, because -- i think we have to understand the concerns are reasonable. that regardless of what we say, regardless of what our regulatory is saying, when you have children, when you yourself are living on the island, you're going to continue
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